Today's SF Chronicle read poll asks the question, "Do you sympathize with Muslims over the Danish cartoons?"
The answer options are:
-Yes, drawings a slap to their religion
-No, satire is part of the modern wold
-Protest peacefully only, please.
The "No" option is winning easily with 76% of the vote.
I have to object to that answer choice however.
"Satire is part of the modern world?" Well, yes, if you define "modern" as post-Lucy era. If modern is everything after man invented spoken and written language.
Satire isn't new, guys. I know, I know, people didn't notice it until Jon Stewart took over the Daily Show, but even before Craig Kilborn, I assure you, satire existed.
I'm betting even in Islamic societies.